I hope I'm not too late
Brother of the Benz, Johnson
Whoa, Stop, Turn around and go the other way.
Inconvience poohy, Return the parts and save the mooh la.
Johnson you DON'T have to make these part changes.
If You HAVE started, you should have a good set of tubing wrenches to keep rom rounding over the edges of the aluminum fittngs.
I don't know what else I can say to help you, except I apologize for not getting to you sooner.
But, PLEASE don't make this conversion as you are doing.
The "Hot Shot" charge was purchased from K-Mart here in Houston. It cost $9.95.
If you think you have a faulty compressor, Buy the R-134a pressure gauge for the low side pressure. This will tell you if the expansion valve in operating properly by having pressures lower than head pressure and in the "BLUE" scale if the R-134a is charged to the proper capacity.
Normally I don't change the high pressure fitting to the R-134a style so I can attach either my old R-12 high pressure gauge or my vac pump to the old manifold.
Attach a R-12 high pressure gauge set to the high fitting to test the compressor.
UNhappy Trails Beep Beep from The Spiderman in Houston!!!
[Edited by dlswnfrd on 06-03-2001 at 09:37 AM]